June 11-12, 2021
Downtown Danville, KY
Downtown Danville, KY
Update May 1, 2021-
Join us in downtown Danville, KY for the free, family-friendly, and safely scaled-down 2021 Great American Brass Band Festival. The festival will be held in Weisiger Park (in front of the courthouse) and the surrounding streets. World-class brass music, food, drinks, and fun for all! Social distancing and masking recommended! Hand washing and Cane & Clover sanitization stations will be available at the event. GABBF logo masks will be available for purchase at the merchandise booth.
See below for a full list of events:
Friday, June 11, 2021
*Downtown Gallery Hop 5:30-8 pm
*Sponsor Reception 6-8 pm (location TBD due to COVID regulations)
*Great American Swing Dance 6:30-8 pm (Boyle County Public Library)
*Gallery Hop After-Hours Concert 8-10 pm (Weisiger Park)
Saturday, June 12, 2021
*Run for the Brass 5k 8 am (Millennium Park)
*Yoga in the Park 8:30 am (Constitution Square)
*Main Street Parade 11 am
*Great American Brass Band Festival Main Stage Music 12-10 pm (Weisiger Park)
Sunday, June 13, 2021
*Bike Ride with The Wheelmen 8 am (Danville Bike and Footwear)
See the full music lineup under the 2021 Festival Info Tab.
Update March 12, 2021-
After lengthy discussion and factoring in many recommendations, widespread vaccine availability in the upcoming months, and CDC regulations, the GABBF Board has decided to go forward with our outdoor event weekend planned for June 11-12 for the 31st Great American Brass Band Festival. Due to factors we cannot predict as well as decreased sponsorships and income due to the pandemic, we will maintain and recommend social distancing and masking as needed during our events, and will scale the festival down to two days in Downtown Danville, specifically Weisiger Park/Main Street. Not only will we present wonderful music and fun for all, but many other fan-favorite events (Parade, Gallery Hop, Run for the Brass, Swing Dance, and more) will still also take place! Stay tuned to our social media and this website as more details are announced. We look forward to seeing you June 11-12, 2021!
Please note that due to the location change, the Brass Pass/Hospitality Room will be unavailable this year.
The Great American Quilt Show and the Chautauqua Tea will return in 2022.
At this time, the producers of the Little Caesar's Great American Balloon Race have postponed their event until 2022, as well.
Limited picnic tables will be sold and will be available for use from 12-10 pm on Saturday of the festival. More details will be available in the coming weeks.
-Missy Angolia, Executive Director
Festival Level Sponsors
The Great American Brass Band Festival is a FREE, family event held annually in beautiful Danville, Kentucky on the campus of Centre College and downtown Danville. 2021 will be our 31st festival and every year has been made possible by the generous donations of our sponsors, donors and volunteers.
Join us to keep the festival free for everyone! GABBF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) so your donations are tax-deductible.
The Great American Brass Band Festival is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supported by the generosity of our donors and sponsors. Every donation helps us keep the Festival going.